Ride ’Em, Cowboy

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Any time bulls come to Madison Square Garden, you usually know what to expect: A walking advertisement for big-and-tall clothing purveyors, some intense above-the-rim athleticism, a healthy dose of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah and, if the past decade is any indication, a loss for the Knicks. The bulls came to the Garden the weekend [&hellip
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Brief Break from the Courts

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Right now, Curtis Roby is enjoying a much-needed break, one that he hopes will help heal his balky shoulder. But it won’t last long. Just like the professional version, the world of college tennis offers little rest during a truncated off-season. After only 10 weeks of recuperation, Roby and the rest of the Dartmouth men’s [&hellip
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Hicks’ Lucky Kick

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On rare—very rare—occasions, a soccer goalie gets to have a moment of glory on offense. Maybe the keeper is tall and plays well in the air, so he is brought up to play corner kicks. Maybe he is an excellent ball striker and is good at penalty shots. Dan Hicks isn’t used in either way [&hellip
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Girls on the Gridiron

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Good teams need unanimity of purpose. Members of the girls’ flag football team from the Anderson School, West Prep Academy and the Computer School share unanimity of thought when it comes to their chosen sport
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Chowder House Ahoy

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As I’ve written before, given the tens of thousands of hungry people who come to the Lincoln Center area, it astounds me that there aren’t more really good restaurants there. Yes, Jean Georges is great, but it’s a bit pricey for most people; ditto A Voce, Per Se, Masa and Picholine. But the clever forces [&hellip
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Mr. Disconnected

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As I walk to the subway during the morning rush, I wonder why everyone except me is furiously working their thumbs or gabbing into their cell phones. Do my unmoving hands and lips mean that I am unpopular? I wasn’t always so self-conscious about being behind the communications curve. When cell phones first came on [&hellip
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Peace Out

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A dining experience can be many things, but rarely does it prove comical by nature. I don’t mean rolling on the floor laughing because your waiter is really a comedian or the counter person does improv, but the kind of humor one looks back on with a groan of disbelief, as if to say, “Did [&hellip
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Bike Lane Concerns

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To the Editor: It warms my heart to know that our officials, together with Transportation Alternatives, are working hard to be sure that all bikers will be free from harm when riding in bike lanes and with their helmets (“Changing Lanes,” Nov. 12). Perhaps they can spare a bit of kindness toward the pedestrians who do [&hellip
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Economy Size Me

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I came. I saw. I Costco-ed. This famed membership warehouse club has descended upon Manhattan at East 116th Street and the FDR Drive. Dedicated to bringing its members the best possible prices on quality brand-name merchandise, Costco sells everyday items in bulk. I’d never been to a Costco, so before I went, I checked out [&hellip
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